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IBM, CSRA Vet Aslam Nawabzada Joins Sevatec as CTO

Aslam Nawabzada, formerly a partner and senior technology executive at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has joined Sevatec as chief technology officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based technology services contractor. He brings more than 20 years of enterprise cybersecurity, big data, agile and DevSecOps implementation experience to his new position, Sevatec said Tuesday. Prior to this appointment, Nawabzada …

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US Ambassador to UN Requests Emergency Security Council Meeting on North Korea

After North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Monday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. That meeting will likely be held Wednesday with the 15-member council, as concerns mount that the regime is developing an inter-continental ballistic missile …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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FCC Votes to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back restrictions on internet providers, commonly referred to as “net neutrality” rules. These regulations were put in place under the Open Internet Order of 2015 during Obama’s presidency. By a 2-1 vote led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the agency proposed to end …

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AT&T to Invest $14B in LTE Network; Randall Stephenson Comments

AT&T will invest $14 billion over three years to expand its LTE network, as it looks to meet demand for new mobile, cloud computing and application services, the company announced Wednesday. “This is a major commitment to invest in 21st century communications infrastructure for the United States and bring high-speed …

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Army to Begin Accepting Proposals for $7.2B IT Contract

The Army Intelligence and Security Command is looking to issue a solicitation for a potential $7.2 billion intelligence services contract, The Washington Post reports. The award would serve as a follow-on to a current program that has a ceiling value of $300 million and expires in August 2013. Work under …

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CMS Opens $18B Competition for Data Center Contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is opening an $18 billion competition for a 10-year contract vehicle that would provide the CMS a single avenue to buy data center services, according to a Washington Post report. Alexander Serbau, Deltek senior analyst for health and human services, told the Post …

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David Melcher Comments on Completed ITT Spinoffs

  ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) has completed its previously announced separation plan, retaining its core industrial offerings and spinning off its defense and information solution business into ITT Exelis and its water technology and services business into Xylem. Open trading of Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and Xylem (NYSE: XYL) shares will begin Tuesday. ITT Corp. …

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Washington Post Claims Va. Gov. McDonnell Going After Lockheed Jobs

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may be trying to entice Lockheed Martin to relocate its headquarters to Virginia from its current location in Bethesda, Md., according to a report from the Washington Post. Anita Kumar wrote Friday that the company was irked after the Montgomery County (Md.) Council discussed a resolution asking Congress to spend less on wars, and Virginia “immediately …

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Government Contracting Braces for Washington Post Expose

According to multiple reports, The Washington Post is expected to print an expansive feature by Dana Priest early next week bringing previously-guarded government contracting aspects to public view. The Washington Times obtained a confidential internal e-mail from ODNI to industry partners alerting them to the upcoming story. Stay with GovCon …

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